In 2012 Manuel Jouan and Yann (Mr Dupont) founded Sur Les Chapeaux De Roues. “I came up with this idea after 4-5 years working as a motorbike mechanic in a big workshop, it was a great job but not satisfying enough. We have been riding motorcross for quite a long time, and we also practise other activities including BMX, graffiti & minibike. Sur Les Chapeaux De Roues is a mix of these activities, appliqued to road bikes!” says Manuel
To begin the build the stock Honda CB550 Four was dismantled. At the rear the frame buckle was modified and it was also lightened. The fuel tank is from a Honda 400 Four and has been modified to suit the new style. The CB550 engine was cleaned out and polished and is fitted with a 4 in 1 Marving exhaust system.
The biggest challenge during this custom Honda CB550 Four build was the relocation of the electrical elements and the modification of the frame and fuel tank. According to Manuel “My favorite part is when you finish the build and you kick it the first time and there she starts. You did it, and that’s a rewarding feeling!”